We are now in search of southern Texas birds. Our first time birding here.
We left Big Bend..and drove many miles across Texas..
Our first bird outing was in Laredo and on the Great Texas Birding Trail
Las Palmas trail and Zapata creek
Great KiskadeeKiskadee at its nest
Another poor photo..but a Life bird for us..
We are birding and sweating…
It was very sad to see the amount of trash in and around the river and the path..
Paseo Del Indio trail
We searched both areas for the White collared seedeaters..no luck… More wildflowers A turtle crosses our path.. Texans are proud of their wildflowers Its a great time of year for them..Avocets and Blue wing teal Some poor bird met its maker…As we bird this area , especially when we are near the water, we see border patrol allot.
They have some sort of sensor system near the water..and we set it off now and then..they come running…and then realize its just a couple of birders..
We chat..and most seem sympathetic to the Mexicans trying to enter the US..nice to know. Their main concern is drug trafficking.
Birds of the Day
The birds in Red were life birds for us..
Snowy egret Great egret,Double crested and Neotropic cormorants,
Mockingbird,Great-tailed Grackle, Great kiskadee,Common yellowthroat
Audubon oriole,Cardinal.House sparrow,Brown headed cowbird
Red wing blackbird,White eyed vireo.White wing dove, Couch's kingbird
Blue gray gnatcatcher.Common yellow throat.Golden fronted woodpecker
Morning dove,Green jay,Clay colored thrush,Orange crown warbler
Ruby crowned kinglet,Osprey,Turkey and Black Vultures,Green heron ,Black phoebe
Northern rough winged swallow,Spotted sandpiper,Greater yellowlegs ,Ringed kingfisher,Black chinned hummingbird,Coot,Cedar waxwing,Coopers hawk,Glossy ibis,Black necked stilt,Little blue heron,Blue wing teal,Gadwall,Ash throated flycatcher